12 August, 2007
So, let’s think big this time around: present your innovative idea to add to online RPGs.
The goal here is to think of something truly groundbreaking. Don’t just add something on to an existing type of gameplay, or restrict yourself based on how many people may or may not like the idea. Let’s see some ideas that are unlikely to be seen in major online RPGs in the near future.
I’ll talk about one of my examples after the break to give you some inspiration.
One concept I’d love to see in an online RPG is the concept of generations of characters. This is something that would have to be designed for specifically; you couldn’t just slap this concept on an existing game. It would radically alter the whole concept of the game and how players would approach it. Obviously, there are some negatives as pointed out in the comments to that post, but I think there would be a lot of positive aspects as well. For example, players could actually change the world in drastic ways between patches; the Asheron’s Call monthly content updates on a larger scale.
Obviously not every idea can be so well fleshed out if you try to type it out in the comment form, so feel free to go to your own blogs and post trackbacks.
So, what’s the idea that you think would be truly innovative?